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Calm in the Strom

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We welcome your visit to learn more about the northern lights and to experience the aurora borealis through the camera lens of Alaska's Aurora Hunter, Todd Salat.

Happy Holidays Folks,

It has been an impressive year for auroras and I have four New Releases to show for it. "Talkeetna Vista" and "I Breathe Aurora" were both were photographed this past March. I caught "Fish Wheelin" on the Tanana River in the dead of winter and my most recent "Placid Beauty" was just taken this autumn.

If you're local or visiting Anchorage for the Holidays, Shay & I will have our Dimond Center Holiday Gallery open until the end of the year so please stop on by. If you ever have any questions about photo availability and shipping timing you can give us a jingle at our gallery phone (907) 868-7389.

Shay and Todd

Have a Great Holiday Season!


2016 New Releases

Fish Wheelin'
"Fish Wheelin'"

I spent all night trying to catch
auroras in a Fish Wheel.
Tanana River near Nenana, AK
March 31 near 4 am

~ It was the Catch of the Night,
and it fed me well~


Placid Beauty
"Placid Beauty"

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Reflects in the calm Placer River
Tip of Turnagain Arm
September 28, 2016 at 2 am

~ This is only a 1-1/2 second camera exposure
which means these lights were bright! ~


Talkeetna Vista
"Talkeetna Vista"

March 6, 2016 at 4 am
Red auroras from the bluff at the
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Denali on the right

~ This is definition vista:
a pleasing view from a high place ~


I Breathe Aurora
"I Breathe Aurora"

March 22, 2016 at 1 am
An aurora-breathing dragon!
After a hot soak in Chena Hot Springs
Interior Alaska

~ Everyone was breathing auroras
on this incredible night ~

Daytime Fun
Three shots taken for fun while the auroras slept for the summer. Contact Us for print availability.
• Porcupette Hugs ~ Affectionate mama & baby porcupine, Denali, July 2015.
• Double Bow ~ Double rainbow from Hatcher Pass.
• Denali Antlers ~ From the grass-covered rooftop of Denali's Eielson Visitor Center this past summer.


Floating in AK
"Pilot's Dream"

Sky Blue Pink
Sky Blue Pink

Whirled View
"Whirled View"

3-Movie Bundle: $35

Epic DVDAlaska Aurora HuntingAlaska's Mind Blowing Aurora

Each of these movies are a great way to experience the awe-inspiring auroras in motion through Todd's extensive time-lapse footage. Together, they provide an in-depth experience into real life aurora hunting and were many years in the making. Both visual journeys are enhanced with science and music that ranges from space-age acoustic sensations to aurora rock! 3-Movie Bundle

Alaska's Mind Blowing Aurora Trailer
Epic Aurora & Natural Phenomena Trailer
Alaska Aurora Hunting movie trailer

Solar Cycle Graph

Below is a graph illustrating when in the solar cycle I've taken some of my favorite shots. More sunspots leads to more solar flares which, in turn, means more aurora activity! And we are in the peak phase right now.

Solar Cycle

Precious Metals

This is my 3rd year of having my aurora & scenic shots printed on aluminum and the results have been With Out Words–WOW! The inks are dye-infused onto a specially-coated aluminum sheet and sealed with a gemlike UV coating that is both water and scratch resistant. We have commonly heard people say, "It's like looking through a window"...."Are these backlit?"...."They look so 3D." And the archival quality is out of this world (think century plus). This is a technological breakthrough and the results are in HIGH DEF!

More information can be found on our Metal Print Page.